Cookies are small text files sent to your computer or mobile device by the websites that you visit. They help make websites work better and provide information to the owners of the site. The data will not be used to identify any user personally.
Like most websites, this site uses a technology called "cookies" and web server logs to collect information about how the website is used. A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.
Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at the site and whether you are a new or returning visitor.
Cookies, in conjunction with our web server's log files, allow us to calculate the number of people visiting our website and which parts of the website are most popular. This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve our website and better serve our customers. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal Information about you and we do not store any personal Information that you provided to us in your cookies.
We use ‘session’ cookies which are established for each unique visit. These enable us to compile statistics that help us to understand how the website is being used and to improve its structure. Session cookies expire shortly after the end of each visit, someone within a matter of minutes, others within 24 hours.
We also use ‘persistent’ cookies which remain in the cookies file of your browser for longer and help us to recognise you as a unique visitor to the website. This is useful to us since we can understand whether you are a returning visitor to the site or a a brand new visitor.
You can refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the website.
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